One of the most important actions you can take is to identify the animal that bit you. This is important since it could be a stray that you cannot identify and now you’re facing the possibility of having to submit to rabies treatment; and that could be painful. Also, if you were attacked by a dog or any wild animal being kept by a person, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the animal’s owner. Due to the nature and medical costs associated with treating animal bites, you might really need that compensation to pay your medical bills, reimburse your lost income, pay for future cosmetic surgery, and for your pain and suffering.
Once you have identified the animal that bit you, get medical attention right away. You never really know how serious your injury is until you see a qualified medical doctor for your injury. You may be surprised to know over a thousand Americans arrive in emergency rooms every day due to dog bites alone! If you have been bitten on the face then insist on treatment by a plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeon’s specialize in minimizing the after effects of serious facial injuries. Emergency room doctors are great at reacting to life threatening accidents but they may not be as skilled at making stitches and wounds look good . After your initial treatment it will be important to follow the directions of the doctor and take all the medications that are prescribed (except for the painkillers, which usually are at your discretion). It is crucial for your case to attend all follow up visits that the doctor schedules for you.
Finally, it is important for you to contact an injury lawyer that has experience representing dog bite victims. Dog bite cases are much different than other types of injury cases and thus should be handled accordingly. The Angell Law Firm has successfully represented many clients who have been seriously injured by vicious and obtained fair compensation. Contact the Atlanta dog bite attorneys at The Angell Law Firm at 770-217-4954 now.